The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.

U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged in early trading Wednesday as investors awaited the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. Lowe's, the home improvement retail chain, fell after the company's outlook came in short of investors' expectations.

Fire officials expect to soon lift the remaining evacuations ordered because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park.

A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

U.S. stocks are opening lower after two straight days of gains.

Authorities say a wanted man has been arrested after he rear-ended a Spokane, Washington, detective's car.

Pour la première fois depuis leur grande offensive de début juin au nord de Bagdad, les djihadistes de l&‥39;Etat islamique (EI) ont dû battre en retraite, lundi 18 août. Après avoir conquis un pan entier du territoire irakien, en tuant des centaines de personnes et en faisant des centaines de milliers de réfugiés, les troupes d&‥39;Abou Bakr Al-Baghdadi ont perdu le contrôle du plus grand barrage du pays, situé au cour de la grande plaine de Mossoul. Ils l&‥39;occupaient depuis le 8 août.

A Florida woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by her then-boyfriend, who was allegedly texting while driving, has won a $4.3 million lawsuit.

Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.

Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer.

New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.

There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.

Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:

Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.

A forensic accountant hired as a defense witness will be back on the stand when the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond.

A Hamas spokesman says the group's elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son.

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.

Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.

The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.

Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.

The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.

What had been shaping up as one of this year's most bitterly contested primaries came and went with barely a ripple on Tuesday as Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi soundly beat four little-known Republican challengers in his pursuit of a fourth term.

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